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My courtroom battle with a Holocaust denier | Dr. Deborah E. Lipstadt | TEDxSkoll



Historian Deborah Lipstadt spent years researching Holocaust deniers for one of her books, arguing that their racism, anti-Semitism, and prejudice had been disguised as rational discourse. But she never thought she would have to face one of them in court. Her talk tells the incredible story of her six year battle to defend the existence of the Holocaust in a courtroom, and proposes solutions for how to fight for the truth in a new era marked by “alternative facts.”

Dr. Deborah E. Lipstadt is Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish & Holocaust Studies at Emory University in Atlanta. Her most recent book, Holocaust: An American Understanding (Rutgers, 2016) explores how America has understood and interpreted the Holocaust since 1945. Her previous book, The Eichmann Trial (Schocken/Nextbook 2011) published in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Eichmann trial, was called by Publisher’s Weekly, “a penetrating and authoritative dissection of a landmark case and its after effects.”

She has held and currently holds a Presidential appointment to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council (from Presidents Clinton and Obama) and was asked by President George W. Bush to represent the White House at the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. At the US Holocaust Museum Lipstadt chairs the Committee on Antisemitism & State Sponsored Holocaust Denial. She is currently writing a book, The Antisemitic Delusion: Letters to a Student, pub 2018.

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  1. Ted, like all medium that becomes popular has become a disgraceful platform for these vile poisonous hate-mongers like Deborah Lipstadt.
    In no way, shape or form does this liar come close to being worthy of any attention.

  2. We have an issue when free speech and investigation is denied to the people; they deserve better: none of us were there. If there is true evidence of this calamity we will fully support it but at the moment, the lack of free discourse does imply an alternative agenda. We know a tragedy beyond belief happened (80 million died ). Enforcing through police action and law enforcement of this alleged version of a calamity does us all disservice as human beings: we deserve better from our Governments. We demand to know the truth though proper inquiry and independent forensic techniques and not political hubris.
    As it stands much of this "History" appears fabricated.
    𝕹𝖆𝖙𝖎𝖔𝖓𝖆𝖑𝖘𝖔𝖟𝖎𝖆𝖑𝖎𝖘𝖙𝖎𝖘𝖈𝖍𝖊 𝕯𝖊𝖚𝖙𝖘𝖈𝖍𝖊 𝕬𝖗𝖇𝖊𝖎𝖙𝖊𝖗𝖕𝖆𝖗𝖙𝖊𝖎

  3. Glad to see these antics by these 'actors' aren't influencing your bias. Keep up the critical thinking and the research people. Our people's all over world are waking up to these bold faced lies used to sway our emotions. Glad to see so many of you doing your own thinking and of independent minds. Bless Us Yahweh, lest the Beast overcome us…

  4. mai grandmudda doyd in the halacowst. she was gessed, den she was resuscitaded, den she was gessed agen. she finally doyd of a broken haht.

  5. Love the amount of dislikes in this video. I wonder if she even believes it herself or is she just a typical jewish liar.

  6. Inconsistencies don't help the narrative, but emotional sympathizers are listening. We need a new unbiased trial to set the record straight.

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  8. truth does not fear investigation…
    questioning the Holyhoax™ is punishable by jail time!
    Yet israel denies Holodomor and the Armenian genocide…they cry as they strike you haha

  9. This woman works are no more scholarly than Joan Peters’ long since the ​debunked mountain of mendacity, “From Time Immemorial…”

  10. "the haulocaust is real because i said so, i won't debate anyone because it's a face" – debrah lipshit

  11. Jesus these comments give me cancer. Oh, I forgot, that doesn't exist either. The GOVERNMENT mAdE iT uP

  12. it autocorrected in my last comment and should have said "you expect" not "house expect." Also I meant to say that either she knew she was lying when she grouped mass shootings with gas chambers, or she didn't know, in which case why is she saying so much about him if she isn't sure?

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